Project Description

How we identify children in need

YARI uses several methods to identify which children to prioritize help to. Each child has a responsible field worker – these are essentially Yari’s “boots on the ground” and each field worker is responsible for several children but all are coordinated by the our “coordination group” in Tehran and Stockholm.

The most common way a child is introduced to Yari is through the organization’s field workers, who movess around and explore in-field, concentrating on areas where poverty is ripe and single out candidates who are both at need and have families willing to let their children attend school if proper financial support is provided. But, each member can also suggest candidates. In both cases, the Coordination Group in Tehran performs interviews with the family, child and checks their situation. If the candidate (child in question) passes scrutiny, their identification papers are gathered and put on a suggestion list which is sent to the Help committee in Sweden for final approval.

The new candidates are prioritized foremost based on need, a judgment the help committee and coordination group makes collectively while taking into account important factors such as gender, disabilities, size of the family, if both parents are present or not, drug abuse and secondarily how long they have been in our waiting list to be sponsored.